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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Review: Physicians Formula Powder Palette Multi-Colored Custom Blush--Bombshell Collection


...That was a mouthful! Why can't brands have products with easier names? 

Anyways, today I would like to talk about a couple new products I've been toying with. They are the PF Bombshell blushes in Brunette and Blonde. 

Brunette (L) and Blonde (R)
According to PF website, these blushes are designed to compliment your hair color. They can can be used dry for a subtle wash of color, or wet for an ultra-glow with enhanced staying power. 

They retail for around $12 each with 5 grams of products, but you can always find PF products on sale at your local drugstores. I would never advise people pay full price for PF products. 

Let's take a close look at these blushes:

Brunette
Blonde
Brunette is definitely more peachy. It's a mosaic blend of dark coral, light pink and light beige. It contains a SLIGHT golden shimmer when inspecting up close, but offer an overall sheen when applied to face. 

Blonde is a slightly peachy pink. Even though the pink tone seems dominant in the pan, it still has the light peach to balance it out. However, it is so light on my face that I can barely see it. 

Here are some swatches:
Natural light L-R: Brunette dry brunette wet, blonde dry, blonde wet (you can see how powdery the products are)
Flash L-R: Brunette dry brunette wet, blonde dry, blonde wet
My thoughts:

I personally don't think these are worth the retail price of $12. While they look adorable, the lack of pigmentation, powdery texture, and mediocre lasting power (became patching around the 6 hr mark on my normal-dry skin) really didn't impress me. I do have really high standards for blushes though, especially for PF products since they are known for their blushes and bronzers (they are so $$ for drugstore products!).

This is how Blonde looked on me after 4 hr of wear:
Wearing Blonde (dry) on my face. It's realllllly subtle. 
Final verdict:

If you are lucky enough to get these on sale for less that $5 each, and by all means go for it. I'd recommend the Brunette over Blonde because it's more pigmented. Otherwise, I'd skip them. There are way better drugstore blushes that offer more bang for your buck (Essence blushes for example <--yes a="" font="" nbsp="" teaser="" that="" was="">

Hope this review helped you out. Please leave me a comment if you have any additional questions. 

Have a great day!

Tao 

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